Issue 10: Spring 2021

Flowers are blooming, trees are leafing, and writers are starting to eMerge this Spring. Come and join us at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow anytime, because anytime at the Colony is the Write Time. In this edition of eMerge, you will find yourself enthralled in Morris McCorvey’s short story, Rosebuds. I would suggest listening to Ella Fitzgerald’s Summertime or Miles Davis So What while you read. We have poetry by Bill McCloud and Wendy Carlisle that will make you pause and reflect on your personal beliefs about life. They offer you the gift of meditation along with all of this issue’s poets. Enjoy the Zen.

Our submission guidelines have been updated and we will begin taking submissions on August 1, 2021. We have a new submission form for eMerge. Hopefully, this will make submissions easier for you to submit and easier for us to process. All submissions this year will be analyzed and appraised for publication in 2022.

Have you listened to one of the Podcasts lately? Please, give it a listen. You will find the interviews conducted with different writers to be entertaining and informative. The podcasts are called Write Now at the Writers’ Colony.

In an effort to promote and assist our writers with marketing their work, we have formed a WCDH group on Goodreads. You can request to join by going to our WCDH Goodreads Group. We encourage members of our group to write positive reviews, provide ratings for our members, and share with your Goodreads friends.

We continue to develop some innovative planning for the future that will serve our authors and be beneficial to the writing community. So, stay tuned boys and girls ... major developments coming your way! Thank you again for championing the Writers’ Colony and for providing us with you financial and emotional support.

Until Next Time,
I Remain,
Just another Zororastafarian editor wondering if it proper to use a preposition to end a sentence with ...


Table of Contents

  1. I Don't Mean that Weird-Like
    by Nikki Hanna
  2. Rosebuds
    by Morris McCorvey
  3. 2020 Sunsets - April “Majestic… Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies”
    by Peggy Kjelgaard
  4. A Golden Shovel for Mr. Hughes
    by Silence Dogood
  5. From the Earth to the Stars
    by Lynn Packham Larson
  6. A Time to Dance and a Time to Not Dance
    by Zeek Taylor
  7. Speaking in Tongues
    by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
  8. The Week of Young Loss
    by Bill McCloud
  9. Roasted Red Potato and Cauliflower with Leeks and Garlic Soup
    by Anna Gall
  10. Whirlwind
    by Melissa Milton
  11. The Promise of the Stellar Charm
    by Belinda Bruner
  12. Materials for His Dream
    by Courtney Harler
  13. 2020 Sunsets - May - “Finding Calm Amidst All the Chaos”
    by Peggy Kjelgaard
  14. A Great Life
    by Bill McCloud
  15. The Party
    by Woody Barlow
  16. Lobster Pasta
    by Fred Yu
  17. Milkweed
    by Patsy Creedy
  18. Runways of Runaways
    by Zhenya Yevtushenko
  19. Dorothy Recalls a Missed Call in Seattle from La Guardia
    by Laurence Foshee
  20. You came to life, slowly
    by Brianne Grothe
  21. Chihuly in the Forest
    by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
  22. Flowers of the Prairie
    by Audrey Kallenberger
  23. 2020 Sunsets - June - “Light of Love Breaking through the Devastating Haze from California Fires”
    by Peggy Kjelgaard
  24. Juniper Berries
    by Cynthia Gallaher
  25. NOW
    by Ruth Mitchell
  26. Here We Go Loop De Loop
    by William Jack Sibley
  27. Adopted
    by Ellaraine Lockie
  28. The Lake
    by Erica Harmon
  29. Expect No Good
    by Sheryl Loeffler
  30. Virgil on the Pier
    by Kenneth Weene
  31. The Year Mom Learned Macramé
    by Laurie Marshall
  32. A Million Sunrises
    by Joan Roberts
  33. I Searched for Ernest
    by Ray Shermer
  34. I Got This
    by Carolyn Colmer
  35. The Maze
    by Pedro Henrique da Silva Lino
  36. Credo
    by Gale Acuff
  37. Cat Man
    by Elaine Blanchard
  38. It is a Tree
    by Patsy Creedy
  39. In the Middle of Cancer
    by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
  40. The Mask
    by John L. Swainston

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Charles Templeton is the author of the award winning, bestselling novel, Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam. When Charles isn’t busy working on his next historical fiction novel, he serves on the Board of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, a writers’ retreat in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Charles also serves as the Acquisitions Editor for the Colony’s online literary magazine, eMerge.

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